Joe Mellor extends Widnes contract

Joe Mellor
Joe Mellor

Form halfback Joe Mellor has signed a two-year extension to his current Widnes Vikings contract until the end of the 2016 season.
Since making his debut in Vikings’ colours back in April 2011, 22-year-old Mellor has made 54 appearances, scoring 25 tries.
Widnes head coach Denis Betts says that he is thrilled to have secured his services.
“Joe is living proof of somebody who has made the most of an opportunity that was offered to him,” says Betts. “Over the last couple of years, he has gone on to prove himself as a high-end Super League player, who also has a genuine aspiration to be a high-end player on the International stage.
“Initially, he joined us from Wigan on loan because he realised that he needed a lot more game-time and a chance to make something of himself. From day one, he’s made the most of what was in front of him and come out of the other side, all the better for it.
“He is an extremely hard worker and he brings an immense amount of qualities to the group. He’s very exciting with the ball, his kicking game is improving vastly year on year, he’s as tough as teak defensively, very strong and plays far above his weight. Overall, he is a quality person too and it is great that he will be a part of our squad for the long-term.”